£10k Charity Aim for Pals
Posted: Thu, 05 May 2016
A group of friends are planning to raise £10,000 for charity in 12 months with a series of seven events.
Jits Chauhan, a 42 year old architect from Oadby is one of the members of a group now numbering about 30 people who are pulling together to put on events and complete charity challenges.
Several of the 7 events group were already planning to take on various separate feats for charity and now they are combining their efforts to get more support and also putting on their own events for the good of the community.
Their first event was a community information day in Oadby.
Jit and his friends delivered 2,5000 leaflets to houses in the area to let people know it was happening. He said: 'we were going to raise some money anyway with a few sponsored things and I thought we could really make a difference in a bigger way.
'So over a year, until April, we are doing events and sponsored challenges. It's not all about raising money - the first event, on 16th April was a health and well-being event for the community with educational things like CPR training. The whole thing started out with me and a few friends but it's escalated and now there are about 30 people involved.
The original target was £10,000 but we could hit £15,000 or maybe £25,000. That would be perfect'.
Other events in the coming months will include a 13 mile off-road mud run, a 10km run through Cannock Chase, near Stafford and a 100 mile bike ride.
Some of the group have already taken part in the London Marathon to donate towards the total.
The money will be split between the Joe Humphries Memorial Trust, the teenage cancer unit at Leicester Royal Infirmary, the bone marrow transfer unit at the Infirmary and the LOROS hospice.
Rather than just handing out cheques, the 7 events group wants to buy equipment for the good causes, depending on how much they raise.
For more information visit www.7events.org/our-campaign